Our robotics team knows the importance of giving back to our community. We gathered as a team to make blankets for children who are sick in the hospital. It was an awarding experience and we loved helping othehrs while also getting to bond with our teammates.
Do you like robots? Do you want something to do in the summer? If so, this summer camp is the perfect opportunity for you! The dates are June 19-23 from 9:00AM -12:00 PM at Catholic Central High School. All 11-17 year olds (boys and girls) are welcome! No experience necessary. During the camp, students will build and program Vex robots. To register, contact Ben Ahronheim at firstname.lastname@example.org . The cost is $200. We hope to see you there!
Last weekend we competed in our first District Tournament at Woodhaven High School. The CC Shambots won a good amount of matches and the robot functioned well. Our Safety Captain, Grace, also won the “Safety Star of the Day” award. Yay! Even though we are a little sleep deprived, we had fun and are excited for our next tournament, Livonia!
Follow our progress and ranking on the FIRST website as we drive into our next tournament.
This Monday, February 20, the Business Team and the majority of the girls from St.Catherine’s went to Henry Ford Museum in order to start brainstorming ideas for filming the Chairman’s Award Video. The museum had a lot of cool Steampunk objects, which we plan on using to make the video as unique as possible. This Friday, February 24, the rest of the team is going to go to the museum to film their parts of the video. It’s going to turn out great!
Week 6 Season Update
Time’s a Ticking! Programming team is working on autonomous program for the robot. This type of program allows the robot to move without a human touching the controls: how cool is that?! Our business team finished the Entrepreneurship Award and contacted K-8 schools and high school teams to tour their robotics workshop. They also brainstormed ideas for the Chairman’s Award Video. Our Safety Captain made a Safety Quiz for the team to take and worked on the Safety Award. Mechanical panicked, panicked a little more, prototyped the shooter, worked on the intake, finished the winch, and finalized the chassis perimeter. Electrical wired stuff, plugged stuff in, worked on battery storage, and covered exposed battery materials.
We have one week left, we can do it!
How are we 2/3 through build season?! This week the programming team reviewed computer code, created a navigation subsystem and worked on robot commands for the competitions. The Electrical Team wire. The business team completed the Chairman’s Award, interviewed an alumni for the FedEx Challenge and started planning more open houses, team fundraisers, and ideas on how to reach out to other schools.